EPAD features prominently at AAIC Conference in Toronto

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference took place in Toronto from 23 to 28 July. EPAD – funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – featured in a number of key symposia and communications: At a joint pre-conference meeting of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform and EPAD on global Alzheimer’s research collaboration on 22 July, EPAD researchers…

EPAD recruits its first Spanish research participant

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia initiative (EPAD) has recruited its first research participant in Spain, Maria (pictured). The EUR 64 million Europe-wide initiative, which aims to improve our understanding of the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and how it leads to dementia, is building a registry of 24,000 people and a cohort of 6,000…

Barcelona, international meeting point for research on Alzheimer’s dementia prevention

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) is an initiative that groups together 36 academic research centres & universities, biotech & pharmaceutical companies and patient associations with the aim of establishing an infrastructure to facilitate clinical trials to prevent the onset of the disease.  The first volunteers, from Edinburgh and Barcelona, are currently being incorporated…

EPAD launches largest ever pre-dementia cohort

On 21 March, between 40 and 50 representatives of the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project met in Edinburgh, to launch the largest ever specific pre-dementia cohort. Participants at the “1st wave Investigator meeting” included representatives from Clinical Research Organisations (CROs) and six dedicated teams from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and…

Members of the EPAD communication team meet to talk strategy

Members of the EPAD WP6 communication team held a one day meeting in Luxembourg on 10 March to review the project’s communication strategy. The participants discussed external communication goals and expectations and paid particular attention to communication with and retention of research participants. The team also took this opportunity to plan activities around EPAD’s 2016…